Today's Opinions

  • Diving in on pool question

    ISSUE: Closing Elizabethtown’s city pool
    OUR VIEW: Exploring other options

  • No-texting law needs more teeth

    ISSUE: Regulation aims to curb texting while driving
    OUR VIEW: Penalty points do nothing without enforcement

  • Aug. 21, 2013: Our readers write

    Mayor should show compassion

    In a recent article about noise levels at Flex Films, Joseph Cecil petitioned the company and Elizabethtown City Council for relief from the plant’s noise levels. Mayor Edna Berger’s response to his complaint was, “It didn’t bother me. It smelled like money to me.” 

    This showed a total lack of concern and sympathy for the affected residents. E’town deserves better from its mayor. 

  • Aug. 20, 2013: Our readers write

    Redistricting Democrats

    The most critical session of interest to Hardin County and particularly Radcliff, is the Kentucky Legislature redistricting plan. The proposal leaves the 25th House District untouched in southern Hardin County, but northern Hardin County’s 26th House District could undergo a slicing into four different districts.

  • Well-deserved honor for Schiller

    ISSUE: EPD has top chief

    OUR VIEW: Schiller making an impact

    In two years as Elizabethtown’s police chief, Tracy Schiller has made a lasting impression on the city he serves.

    Schiller has pushed the department forward by starting several programs such as the permanent prescription drug takeback disposal site, annual open house events, a K-9 unit, development of department chaplains, a Teen Citizens Police class and a Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

  • Chasing parents

    ISSUE: Child support collection
    OUR VIEW: New approach has value

    There are many ways to track down owed child support.

    Income tax refunds and lottery winnings can be intercepted. Driver’s and professional licenses can be suspended. Non-paying parents can face jail time, too.

  • Aug. 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Mothers should make birth location choice

  • Senate campaign survival guide

    ISSUE: U.S. Senate campaign
    OUR VIEW: Hang on

    In a famous movie line, Bette Davis said, “Fasten your selt belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”